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Greek Parliament Will Vote on Prespa by End of Next Week

Parliamentary speaker Nikos Voutsis announced on Friday that Greek lawmakers will be voting on ratifying the name deal with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia by the end of next week. Coming out of a meeting of the ruling SYRIZA...

Greek Parliament To Vote on Reversing Pension Cuts Next Week

The proposed law which includes an amendment to block the already-legislated cuts to pensions in 2019 will be tabled and voted on in the Greek Parliament by next week. According to state-run news service AMNA, the vote is likely to...

Greek Parliament Report: 'Primary Surplus To Reach 4.5 Per Cent in 2018'

Greece's economic surplus for the year 2018 may significantly exceed targets, reaching up to 4.5 per cent of the country's GDP (ahead of its target of 3.5 per cent), according to a report presented on Tuesday by the Parliament's...

Greek PM Tsipras Proposes Separation of Church and State

A series of constitutional amendments were proposed by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, speaking before the SYRIZA parliamentary group on Wednesday. Included in these proposals is the enactment of religious neutrality for the Greek state. Tsipras expressed his certainty that...

Greece Tables Two Versions for 2019 Budget

The draft budget for 2019 was tabled in the Greek Parliament on Monday in two versions: One without pension cuts and one with pension cuts. The document will be uploaded on the House's web page, and will be submitted to...

Greek PM 'Not Worried' about Shrinking of Slender Coalition Majority

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday expressed confidence that his coalition majority in parliament is not threatened after Independent Greeks (ANEL) lawmaker Giorgos Lazaridis left the party. ANEL is the junior coalition partner, currently holding only seven seats in...

Opposition Parties Ask for Early Elections in Greek Parliament Plenary

New Democracy and Movement for Change called on Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to call early elections, during the Greek Parliament plenary on Wednesday. The plenary was to discuss the state of the economy and the day after the end of...

Greek Opposition Walks Out of Novartis Committee

Greek opposition parties ended up walking out of parliament's preliminary investigating committee on Novartis, accusing the government of frivolity and delaying tactics. Committee members started walking out of Tuesday's meeting after ruling SYRIZA-ANEL coalition lawmakers proposed that the 10 politicians...

Greek Parliament to Probe 10 Senior Politicians Over Novartis Case

The Greek government managed to get the votes needed to form a parliamentary committee to investigate witness testimonies that two former prime ministers and eight ministers were bribed by Novartis. The nine politicians who were present in the House stated...

Greek Lawmakers Get First Look at Medical Cannabis Bill

Plans to legalize the growing of cannabis for medical use were submitted to Greece's parliament on Wednesday. Athens is fast-tracking the legislation after ministers attended a medical cannabis trade fair last month. The government last year authorized the import of several...